'''Pink Floyd''' were an English Rock music|rock
band formed in London in 1965. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive rock|progressive
and psychedelic rock|psychedelic
music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate Pink Floyd live performances|live shows
, they are one of the List of best-selling music artists|most commercially successful
and influential groups in popular music history.
Pink Floyd were founded by students Syd Barrett
on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason
on drums, Roger Waters
on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright (musician)|Richard Wright
on keyboards and vocals. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, ''The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
'' (1967). Guitarist and...